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Cn not predict that: Could be later today could be a few weeks, i tell my pts, to call if the contractions are 5 -6 minutes apart for 2 hours in a row or if they hurt bad enough that u want something for pain or if your water breaks, or if u are worried the baby is not moving, and i rec u do not go past your due date , ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks, induction is safe easy and effective my pts want induction. ...Read more
This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more
Labor: Labor is extremely variable. It can be as short as 1 hour (lucky) or as long as two days or more. These are both extremes though. For a first baby labor should be about 12-18 hours. Subsequent labors are usually shorter, usually 6-10 hours. It is important to monitor the health of the baby during labor. It is a stressful time for the baby also. Good luck! ...Read more
Difference between braxton hicks contractions, trimesteral uterine contractions and regular labor contractions??
Subutex wthdrawal : The answer depends on: what you were using prior to starting burenorphine (subutex) and for how long; length of time and dosage of subutex used. Withdrawal peak has set in by one week and terms at about two weeks. Discuss triggers and way to prevent relapse with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends on situation: For those hardy enough to try to tough it out it can last for days. For those who realize their pelvis is to small to pass a big baby, it ends when the cut it out. ...Read more
Braxton hicks 23 wks: Call your doctor this AM and discuss. Usually do not have B-H that early (usually 3rd trimester, 2nd is early, so is a bit early) may be UTI or pre-term labor. Drink water and do not dehydrate as that can precipitate. Relax, lie down. Call you doctor this AM immediately ...Read more
For the last 4 hours i've been getting frequent long lasting painless braxton hicks contractions. I'm 30 weeks pregnant. They last for about 15 mins. Is this labor?
Potential effects...: Holding and storing large volumes of urine is not healthy for the bladder. It can stretch the wall of the bladder, to which it responds by thickening. Over a long period of time, your bladder may not be able to contract efficiently and expel the urine. This is especially bad for men, because as they age, the prostate gland can obstruct the bladder making the contraction more important. ...Read more
Ventricular or Atria: Fibrillation is a random chaiotic electrical pattern. Atrial fibrillation is common an some older adults live in continuous a-fib and feel ok while on medications that slow the ventricular response to the atrial rate. Ventricular fibrillation is not tolerated, meaning someone having true ventricular fibrillation will loose consciousness in seconds. True vf is life threatening in seconds. ...Read more
How far apart?: You can expect braxton-hicks contractions up until you go into labor. They are irregular and nonpainful. When your contractions are painful, regular, and 5 minutes apart, for more than an hour, go to the hospital, as this represents true contractions. You should also go to the hospital if you have vaginal bleeding or fluid, or decreased fetal movement. ...Read more
Different per person: Some patients don't report any cramping until labor! However, it is common for patients to have mild cramping throughout the whole pregnancy, but typically more in the 1st and 3rd trimesters. Dehydration can make cramping worse, so drink plenty of fluids throughout. ...Read more
Predicting Labor: I am a bit surprised that you would interrupt your active labor to send a question on this app. But, as I am sure you know at your age, there is no way to predict how long your labor will be. I would guess that by the time you read this you have already delivered your baby. ...Read more
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